Sunday, February 26, 2006

Courage, my love

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage," said Anais Nin. A hard pill to swallow, for it makes us utterly responsible for where we are in our lives. My first inclination is to blame lack of money, lack of opportunity, lack of lucky breaks, lack of ... but then I read of those amazing souls who have overcome everything to achieve their dreams and I accept the truth of Nin's words. Fortune favours the brave.

2 comments:

Potfry said...

And "Courage is fear that has said its prayers," is an appropriate follow up to Nin's quote. That quote reminds me that being brave does not mean being fearless.

Bookmark said...

Oh definitely. I agree. And sometimes it takes courage just to show up for life. Oops, I just answered this with my other blog name. Sorry about that. Not that I have anything to hide ...